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  • Our curated brands are now available online. Shop the latest collaborations
  • Brand Feature: The Twistery

  • Boho-chic, hand-woven macrame goods.

Shop Founders Co. Online

Our curated brands are now available online. Shop the latest collaborations SHOP NOW

Brand Feature: The Twistery

Boho-chic, hand-woven macrame goods. SHOP THE TWISTERY

Welcome to Founders Co.

We believe in entrepreneurs, makers, creators and builders

Our mission at The Founders Collaborative is to connect and collaborate with fellow founders of all industries, genders, ages and ethnicities who are passionate about craft, community and innovation in retail.

We're thrilled to continue our expansion online as well as live within our first physical location at Southdale Center; featuring an evolving mix of talented local makers

We appreciate you taking the time to support and shop local, our Collaborative thanks you!

BEST SELLERS

  • Rose Quartz Candle
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    Excelsior Candle Co
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  • Amethyst
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    Mend Jewelry
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  • Assorted Mini Cookie Snack Pack (3/$11)
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    Junita's Jar
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  • Wool Felt Tote
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    LES Bags
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Meet the Founders

B + D | Brittany & Debbie Travis

Minnesota mother-daughter duo Brittany and Debbie of B+D Custom Crafts have always had a passion for creating personalized décor. Each of their pieces has its own unique story and is proudly crafted locally from start to finish with craftsmanship and detail at the heart of everything they do. Their work reflects their love for clean, contemporary design and they take pride in creating classic, customizable pieces that can be enjoyed in a variety of spaces for years to come.

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Coconut Whisk | Bella Lam

Coconut Whisk is a mission-driven, vegan and gluten-free baking mixes that anyone and everyone can enjoy. It’s easy-to-make and all of our products are dairy-free, egg-free, gluten-free, peanut-free, soy-free, preservative-free, and free of artificial ingredients or GMOs. From pancakes to cookies, we make sure to create products that are better-for-you yet indulgent. Every purchase supports organization fighting food insecurity & hunger. 

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Isadore Nut Co. | Taysa Kelen

The story of Isadore Nut Co, starts with the original "health food nut," Tasya's grandfather, who believed in the power of food to heal. Tasya and her staff craft award-winning snacks from ethically sourced, high quality ingredients with amazing flavors. As an inclusive employer, Tasya is focused on reducing unemployment in the disability community -proudly proclaiming on her packaging, she hires people of all abilities. Her snacks make meaningful gifts with the promise of good food doing good. 

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Rapha Farms | Karen & Sarah Parisian

Mother-daughter Rapha Farms is a 4.5 acre homestead located about an hour west of Minneapolis, MN and they specialize in natural goat milk soap that is sustainably sourced from their very own family of goats. Their passion lays in providing quality products to aid you in your journey toward natural wellness – both inside and out.

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Junita's Jar | Junita Flowers

Much more than a cookie company, Junita’s Jar delivers the taste and enjoyment of homestyle, deliciously wholesome and satisfyingly crisp bite-size cookies while creating opportunities to open up and spark conversation to educate and eliminate relationship violence against women. Snack well and do some good by joining the #hopemunchers community. We share cookies. We spark conversation. We spread hope.

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Abbey's House | Abbey Pattison

Abbey started sewing when she was in graduate school and fell in love with the whole process. She loved that it was hands-on and found joy in working with fabric and matching patterns and colors. She then launched Abbey's House. A lot of her fabrics include interactive elements to become a catalyst for learning and creativity for children. Children are the future and

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MEND Jewelry | Jordyn DiOrio

Jordyn is a fiery and lively designer with a passion for business. her love for simplistically designed jewelry paired with her entrepreneurial spirit led her to the creation of MEND Jewelry in 2017. MEND Jewelry connects natural gemstones and crystals to women through simplistically designed jewelry. She believes success is a mix of working hard, empowering those around her and cracking jokes along the way.

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KISA Boutique | Emily Kisa

Kisa is locally owned and operated by Emily and Caglar Kisa in Minnesota. With strong family ties to the country of Turkey, Kisa provides shoppers with unique European clothing. Curated for the beautifully bold and adventurous women of this world. With continually changing colors and patterns, our pieces are made with care both here in Minnesota and in Istanbul, Turkey.

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L E S Bags | Laurie Sorenson

L E S BAGS are handcrafted by Laurie Sorenson from the first cut to the final stitch. Her signature line includes merino wool felt and waxed canvas totes, bags, and accessories. She prides herself on offering high quality fabrics, hardware, and genuine leather handles. Each handmade bag is beautiful to look at as well as sturdy enough to stand up to daily wear and tear.

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Ballerina Botanicals | Michelle & Michaelene Karlen

Ballerina Botanicals is a mother-daughter duo handcraft organic skincare made with therapeutic grade essential oils for the face & body. Founded after owner Michaelene's autoimmune disorder diagnosis in 2016. Featured by Etsy's editors twice for natural beauty, Ballerina Botanicals creates clean & simple skincare products everyone can feel safe using. 

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Excelsior Candle Co. | Heidi Mueller

Heidi has been creating unique gifts and crafts for over 10 years, starting with jewelry and culminating with the Excelsior Candle Co. in 2016. Everything, from applying the labels to packing and shipping, is done right in St.Paul, MN and by hand. There are no short-cuts and there is no automation. It's an old-world process that calls for patience and commitment. The candles are environmentally friendly, as is the process and she loves doing it.

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El & Gray | Sarah Morrow

Sarah Morrow is the owner & lead designer of El & Gray Design, based in Minnetonka, MN. She makes handmade jewelry & personal care products that are unique, on trend, and great for gift giving. Most of her jewelry pieces and household goods are made from polymer clay. Her body care products are all natural and contain beeswax from hives in her very own back yard. Giving back is very important to El & Gray Design. For every pair of earrings purchased, one is donated to Emerge Mothers Academy, an organization supporting single mothers in the Twin Cities.

SHOP EL & GRAY

The Twistery | Macey LeVahn

The Twistery is the home to a beautiful assortment of boho-chic macrame goods. Hand-woven and braided by 17 year-old local student Macey; her line includes a variety of earrings, home accessories, cascading plant hangers and wall hangings!

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Wire & Wonder Co. | Tara Jackson

Tara is a pediatric oncology nurse turned stay-at-home mom who created Wire & Wonder Co. to offer personalized wall decor that encourages play and inspires creativity. She combined her love for minimalist designs with her kids’ love for fun, bold patterns to create simple but playful wire wall hangings. Wire & Wonder Co. signs are perfect for nurseries, playrooms, bedrooms and more.

SHOP WIRE & WONDER CO.

Location

Southdale Shop

10 Southdale Center Edina, MN 55435

First floor in between Bodyworks and the Gap

Thursday 11-7

Friday & Saturday 10-8 

Sunday 12-6

Closed | Monday-Wednesday

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